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The good, the bad & the ugly(Not the movie)With only a half dozen or so good movies to see this past summer, and only an “It” sequel opening last weekend, reviewing movies has become … more
LUCE * * * * (Psychological drama) Kelvin Harrison Jr. stars as Luce, a black boy adopted by a white couple (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) at a young age after living with extreme danger and violence in an unnamed third world country. Luce is the ideal son: more
THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN* * ½ (Soap operatold by a dog)Milo Ventimiglia of TV’s “This Is Us” fame plays a married-with-family-and-dog racing car driver named Denny … more
THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON* * * ½ (A nice little movie)Every once in a while a nice little movie comes along that will have you rooting for the characters while putting a big smile on your face. … more
READY OR NOT* * * (Murder mystery farce)The writers of this bizarre murder-mystery farce take a slightly bizarre approach to the genre. “Ready or Not” is a bit over the top, but its … more
ANGEL HAS FALLEN  * * * (Improbable action film) Gerard Butler stars as a Secret Service agent assigned to protect the president (Morgan Freeman). While on a fishing trip, the … more
WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE? * * * ½ (Quirky comedy/drama) Cate Blanchett stars as an award-winning Seattle architect who walks away from her craft (for a reason we discover late in … more
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT * * * ½ (Coming of age film with good messages) Javed (newcomer Viviek Kalra) is a British-Pakistani-Muslim living in Luton, England in the late 1980s. His father … more
It has been a long, hot and disappointing summer at the movies. Friends still call and ask, What's good out there?" There are only two "Don't miss" summer movies that we can unequivocally recommend: The Lion King and Yesterday. My daughter buys a" more
FAST AND FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS AND SHAW* * * *(Fast, furious and funny)If you like the genre and the series of Fast and Furious films, you’ll love the team of Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs) and Jason … more
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD * * * (Tarantino's latest romp) What do Sharon Tate, Charles Manson and a movie star and his stunt double have in common? As the two-hour and 40-minute movie moves slowly along, there seems to be little connection. But more
THE LION KING * * * * (Dark, profound, Disney adaptation) First, there was the animated Disney film, then the unbelievably clever Broadway musical. Now comes Disney's dark and profound interpretation of the Circle of Life, as seen through the eyes of a more
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